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Discover how to turn the $199 Kmart Cubby House into a playhouse palace fit for a princess (and prince). We inject a bit of Kiwi flavour into the Kmart Cubby House…

This is a wonderful story of one man’s trash, is his daughter’s treasure! Find out how we turned a broken old crate into a wonderful, educational garden sculpture.…

This faux cactus stone garden is a great project to do with your kids, whatever their age. They are just perfect to brighten up an empty windowsill in your home.…

Dads have a special and important role in their children’s lives. Children are lucky if they have a dad who is involved in their lives, who knows their…

My daughter loves to challenge me. Last week she had me making her a rainbow shelf and this week it’s a pompom cactus. I’d been looking online for some…

So the other day I saw these cute cloud shelves on Pinterest and told my Daughter I would make her one. She promptly turned around and said, “I…

ThroughBlue is a Wellington based support group for women with experience of depression.  It has been running for the last 12 years and is a registered charity.  The…

Ok so these have to be one of the greatest and easiest breakfast ideas around. I have completely fallen in love with breakfast oat cups. I wish I had…

When I first became a parent I recall feeling enormous pressure to get it right and not damage my children. I also felt niggling uncertainties about whether I…

If you ever struggle with the way your child behaves, you’re certainly not alone! At times, children’s behaviour can be challenging and it can make things difficult for…

Do you want to decrease your family’s impact on the environment but are not sure where to start? Whether you need some ideas that take very little time…

With the rising cost of power as well as the environmental impact of electricity use regularly in the media, saving power is something we are frequently reminded we…

Every year children are seen at emergency departments with injuries caused by toys they’ve just received as Christmas presents. 

When the children’s father no longer lives with you it’s easy to excuse anything to help you forget the man who they call “Dad”. Most divorced parents resent…

Do You Say “Tomorrow I’ll do better”, Yet by 8am You’re Yelling at Your Children? Most parents put their hand up and say, “Yes, me too!” Exhausted from…

Matrimony to Acrimony or Harmony?  The choice is yours … The importance of the choices you make when your marriage ends through which children were born into this…

I believe most of us have what it takes to be genuinely great parents; regardless if we have been separated, divorced or attempting to co-parent. More often than…

To speak ill of your Ex with your child says “I love you, but biologically you’re 50% a Jerk.” Speaking poorly of your child’s other parent is one…

I was told that “assume” means “to make an ass out of you and me” so, although it can seems obvious for why routines are important, let’s just…

Have you ever stopped to think how many varieties of routines there are? You’d be surprised. You’ll also be surprised at what you think is so obvious, suddenly…

Why do you want to spend less time with your children when growing up happens so quickly these days? Don’t you look back on how many years have…

If you dread handovers – you’re not alone. If you are frustrated because you’ve managed to get your kids to tidy up the house before the Ex comes…

Do you find it takes time for your children to settle in when they come back from the Ex’s place? If you’re like me, sometimes I wonder what…

Albert Einstein when asked of “Relativity” answered with this. “ Relativity: An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a…

Wet or fine, children (and parents with “cabin fever”) need to explore the world via full-day or half-day outings. Find interesting places to visit in your area — parks, museums,…

Eating out has taken on a whole new meaning over the past few years. As New Zealand’s ethnic and cultural population continues to diversify, so your family can…

Life Education Trust is a charitable trust that delivers a health programme that slots into what the children receive as a part of the New Zealand Curriculum, to…